Renascent to Publish TGIF Anthologies

Vote for your favourite TGIF articles and help Renascent put together three collections of TGIF writings – available in spring 2015 as print and electronic books. By voting, you'll let ...

Perspective: Painting My Life With Colour

One year ago, I could not envision staying sober for an entire day. One year ago, I was completely broken on the inside. One year ago, I could no longer ...

The Mental Illness No One Talks About

The world had no colour. Tony was living on the streets, in jail, in the hospital, mired in alcoholism and drug abuse. He was 35 years old, and had never ...

Renascent to Publish TGIF Anthologies

Vote for your favourite TGIF articles and help Renascent put together three collections of TGIF writings – available in spring 2015 as print and electronic books. By voting, you’ll let us know which articles made a difference in your recovery. With each nomination, your name is added to a draw to win your very own print copies of the entire collection. Vote now. Vote often. Vote until January 16, 2015.

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Perspective: Sobriety Under All Conditions

Here it was early April and I was worried about Christmas that year – and I was just 10 days sober. I was asking myself: What was I thinking when I made the decision to quit drinking? Was I in my right mind, could/would I stick to that commitment? Was my drinking really that bad? Entertaining these questions, I honestly felt I had gone insane.

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Holiday Recovery Tips

When you’re early in sobriety — or just going through a rough patch — the holidays can look pretty scary. All the hoopla, financial stress, the prospect of family get-togethers, being out of your comfort zone, or maybe the idea of spending the holidays on your own: these are all triggers for fear.Here’s some collected wisdom to help keep you clean and sober this holiday season.

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Partying: Clean and Sober Style

Holiday time is usually party time, whether with family, friends or colleagues. The good news is that we can still have fun at parties! We just have to be a bit extra vigilant, especially if we’re fairly new to sobriety. Here are some tried-and-true tips for you on how to party clean and sober – and stay that way!

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